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Oct 16 Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

501 N. Water Avenue; Gallatin, TN 37066; 615-230-7048;        


Believing that each child is a gift from God to be cherished, guided,

and protected, the mission of St. John Vianney Catholic School is to

assist families and the Church in their responsibility of forming

educated Christians who lovingly serve God in this life, so as to be

with Him forever in the next


News for the week of October 16 – October 22, 2013


Letter from the Principal:

Dear SJV Families:


I hope that you all had a relaxing Fall Break and that your children are ready to work hard as we begin second quarter.  This is one of the busiest quarters of the year, with many holidays and special events that can often prove to be distractions.  Please help us help your children by encouraging good study habits at home.  We look forward to being partners with you to ensure that every student does his/her very best!


With less than two weeks until our inaugural golf tournament, our teachers are hard at work planning an extraordinary event!  If you golf, or know of someone who does, it’s not too late to register!  Remember, all proceeds from this event will assist with the completion of our technology initiative by replacing classroom computers, which will benefit every single student and teacher in the school.


Thank you for your continued support of our school!  God bless you!


Jennifer McCormick






CIA (Community in Action) NEWS: 


Box Tops and Campbells Label Collection date is October 25th  be sure to turn your labels and box tops in to your child’s homeroom teacher in a Ziploc bag with his or her name and current grade on it.  We are keeping track of the overall winner for the school year to determine the winning homeroom so keep those labels and box tops coming!


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP COUNT ON COLLECTION DAY!  If you can help, please email Anita Gad at or the school office at  Many hands make light work so we hope to see you there!


TEE OFF FOR TECHNOLOGY GOLF TOURNAMENT-ARE YOU READY TO GOLF?  The Tee Off for Technology Golf Tournament is right around the corner – but it is not too late to come on out and play a round of golf!  Forms to register players are available in the school office and on the school website.  Hope to see you on the 28th at Bluegrass Country Club!


CIA MEETING:  The next CIA meeting will be Monday, October 21, 2013 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm and will be hosted by the 7th grade homeroom class.




Congratulations to SJV Alumni Carlee Campbell and Brennon LeCave (Class of 2013) for making the Honors Choir at JP2.  We are all very proud of you!


Congratulations to SJV 3rd grader, Evan Aronson, who was awarded a bicycle from the Gallatin Rotary Club as part of the Wheels in Motion program.


We are happy to announce the 2013-2014 SJV Student Council, who were voted into office on Thursday, October 4:  4th Grade Representatives Eli Souza, Maddy Bennett, and Jordan McMahan; 5th Grade Representatives Zeyna Krampotich and Ben Raybourne; 6th Grade Representative Michael Hernandez; 7th Grade Representatives Layne Gardner and Brian Raybourne; Secretary Ashlyn Roberts, Treasurer Nicholas Crump, Vice President Haley Brawner, and President Megan McCormick.  Thank you for being willing to represent your school as we serve the community!


Congratulations to our 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Girls’ Volleyball Team.  They finished their season at home last night, defeating St. Joseph and St. Pius to end their season 11 – 3 – WAY TO GO WILDCATS!


STUDENT COUNCIL STUDENT OUTREACH FOR FALL:  PULL TAB COLLECTION FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE.  Our SJV Student Council is collecting the pull tabs off aluminum cans to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.  We will be collecting the tabs through November 7th.   The tabs will then be weighed with the total divided by student for a total weight per student.  The school with the highest weight per student wins a lunch for every student at our local McDonald’s restaurant.  Best of all, all monies raised through this recycling effort goes to the Ronald McDonald House!  For more information on this program you can contact Karen Sneed at or Casey Raybourne at


NO SCHOOL – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:  Just a reminder that there will be no school Friday, October 18 so we can hold parent-teacher conferences.  School will resume Monday, October 21.  Report cards will be distributed at conferences.  If you are unable to attend your conference as scheduled, your child’s report card will be sent home in the Wednesday folder on October 23.


LIVING ROSARY Our students and faculty will pray a living rosary on Thursday, October 17 at 2:15 pm in the gym.  Please feel free to join us!


EXPLORE TESTING – GRADES 7 & 8:  Just a reminder that students in 7th and 8th grade will be taking the Explore test next week.  The testing will be done in the morning, so we ask that you please not schedule appointments during that time, if at all possible.  Thank you.


VETERAN’S DAY ASSEMBLY:  We invite all those who have served or are currently serving our nation in the military to our annual Veteran’s Day Assembly on Monday, November 11 at 2:00 pm in the gym.  All students will participate in honoring these brave men and women.  Please share the invitation with your family and friends – all are welcome!


RED RIBBON WEEK – NEXT WEEK!:  We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week from October 21 – 25 with the following activities:  Monday, 10/21 – “Be on a Drug-Free Team” – Students may wear their favorite team shirt/jersey with blue jeans, white socks, and PE shoes.  Tuesday, 10/22 – “Put a Cap on Drugs” – Students may wear a cap or hat with their regular school uniform (after Mass for 5th-8th grade).  Wednesday, 10/23 – “Sock it to Drugs” – Students may wear crazy socks with their regular school uniform.  Friday, 10/25 – “Wear Red Day” – Students may wear a red shirt, blue jeans, white socks and PE shoes to school.


FALL PARTIES:  The students and teachers will celebrate Fall with classroom parties on Friday, October 25 at 1:30 pm.  These parties are organized by the teachers, and parents are asked to send in $2.00 per child (in an envelope marked with the child’s name) to their homeroom teacher to help cover the cost of food and activity items.  If parent assistance is needed with the parties, teachers will send the word out for volunteers closer to the party date.


WILDCAT WEDNESDAY:  Since all of our Fall sports have wrapped up, we will not be having a Wildcat Wednesday on October 30 as appears on the calendar.  We look forward to November’s Wildcat Wednesday when SJV Basketball players will be able to wear their jerseys!


NEWSLETTER & WEDNESDAY FOLDER SUBMISSIONS:  If you have a submission for the Newsletter or Wednesday Folder, please send them to Mrs. McCormick for approval by noon on the Monday prior.  Thank you!



“FRIEND” US ON FACEBOOK:  Check out our Facebook page for up to the date news and information on our school.  Search “St. John Vianney Catholic School – Gallatin” to find us!



The Caldwell Classic 5K Walk/Run  The 3rd Annual Caldwell Classic 5K at JP2 is November 16 at 9am.  Sign up before Nov. 5th and receive a free Caldwell Classic t-shirt.  Register online at  Cost is only $20 and it includes, t-shirt, food, prizes and a great time.  All proceeds benefit The Jason Foundation.  There are still opportunities to be a Corporate Sponsor.  For a minimum donation of $150 you can get your business logo on The Official Caldwell Classic t-shirt and we will distribute any promotional item or literature to all participants.  Please contact Veronica Del Valle for further information.

Ryan Connections The next Ryan Connections is on October 17 at 7:30 am in the Center for the Arts at Father Ryan. Attorney Stephen Zralek, Class of 1990, presenting “How to Avoid Social Media Disasters.”  Zralek will highlight recent examples of social media disasters, in the hope that others can learn from those experiences. Ryan Connections is a networking event for alumni, parents and friends of Father Ryan, which allows attendees to connect with other business leaders in the community and hear guest speakers discuss their businesses, industry trends and answer questions. To register, please go to Father Ryan Placement Testing dates Nov. 2 and Dec. 7, 2013.  All students applying for admission to Father Ryan must take a placement test to determine the student’s placement in the school’s academic program. Register online at


Veterans Day Breakfast Father Ryan Alumni Association invites all veterans from the Father Ryan Family to the Annual Veterans Day Breakfast on November 8.  The breakfast buffet service begins at 7 am and the program starts at 7:30 am. Please RSVP by 

Nov. 1 to the Alumni Office at (615) 269-RYAN (7926). Visit for more information.

Veterans Pride 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Father Ryan High School’s annual Veterans Pride 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 am. The race will honor our brave military veterans. To be a sponsor, to pre-register online and for more information visit  Proceeds from the race benefit the Father Ryan Tuition Assistance Fund. Veterans run FREE! Lace up those running shoes and join the fun.



Jennifer McCormick:

Christi Kemp:

Rachel Hitchcock:

Monica Krampotich:

Erin Thompson:

Karen Sneed:

Adrianna Wright:

Julie Starr:

Miriam McGill:

Katie Rosenblatt:

Bethany Schwieter:

Cynthia Roberts:

Casey Raybourne:

Kelly Gulleman:

Bernie Vaughn:

Nicole Crump:


“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

2 Corinthians 5:7

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